Along with PC to phone calls and SIP calls, betamax also provides access numbers in more than 40 countries to "Make VoIP calls from your fixed/mobile phone"
Some service of betamax (click here) offers all the ways of making calls, while some are specific.
Calleasy, one of the Betamax brands, is fully dedicated to call via access number which is the easiest way for cheap international calls because you do not need internet and microphone to make the phone calls. Just dial the access number with phone and you are connected.
In order to use this service
- Make sure that you have registered and verified your number which you are going to use, your caller ID will be identified to authentication.
- Now Call the local rate access number for your country from your home number or mobile phone and wait for the voice prompt...
- You can now enter any number you want, for India, dial 0091XXXXXXXXXX
If you do not want to double dial the number you can save the numbers in your mobile phone, you can use pause between access number and the number you wish to dial.
For example you use the UK access number to call a Indian number:
Save the number as follows 0044123456789P0091XXXXXXXXXX and you never have to enter the recipients number again.
TO add pause, follow the following methods.
Nokia phones: Press * 3 times until a 'p' appears
Siemens and Panasonic phones: Press 0 and hold until a '+' appears
Motorola, Samsung, Sony Ericsson phones: Press * and hold until a 'p' appears
LG Phones: Press # and hold until a 'p' appears
for other brands, refer the manual.
Right now they are offering access number in the following countries, which includes Pakistan. We would have expected India if BJP would have won this general election as they promised to offer Unlimited VoIP to all in their pre election agenda. (click here and read 18.)
Argentina, Australia. Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, El Salvador. Estonia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Japan, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Poland, Puerto Rico, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
You can find these access numbers from most of the services, but some services like sipgate does not offer this service.